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By Orrin G. Hatch
Procedural changes impede the chamber's traditional deliberative function
Topic - Al Armendariz
Internal EPA emails released Tuesday show an agency hostile to new energy production in the U.S. and an effort at "shaming" states into complying with Obama administration environmental priorities, according to the top Republican on the Senate environment committee.
House Republicans will have to wait for their chance to question former top Environmental Protection Agency official Al Armendariz, who became notorious for his pledge to "crucify" oil and gas companies in order to set a regulatory example.
The April 30 resignation of Environmental Protection Agency Regional Administrator Al Armendariz after he was caught telling the truth - that he wants to "crucify" companies he claims don't comply with environmental laws - will do nothing to slow the Obama administration's senseless war on fossil fuels.
Embattled Environmental Protection Agency official Al Armendariz, under fire for 2010 comments bragging that he would "crucify" oil and gas companies in order to send a message to the industry, has resigned.
Let there be no mistake about how the Obama administration views its regulatory role. America's oil and gas producers are under siege from agencies such as the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and it's hitting consumers in their pocketbooks.
"Emissions are too high, the emissions are too toxic and Texas water is being harmed," said EPA Regional Director Al Armendariz.